Position – The Adam’s fig tree thrives in full sun so that the fruits can ripen in its warmth. They are hardy and do well in a spot with moderate afternoon sun. This tree is ideal for providing plenty of shade thanks to the big leaves.
Size – The Adam’s fig tree reaches a height of between 2 and 5 metres and a spread (or canopy width) of 7 and 12 metres at maturity (10 years of age).
Soil Type – This fig tree loves well-draining soil that is kept moist. The ideal pH for the soil is 6.0 and 6.5.
Mulch – Use organic mulch like straw or woodchips and cover the area around the tree well to ensure that the soil feeding your Adam’s fig remains moist. Just remember to keep the mulch a few centimetres away from the tree trunk so it doesn’t become waterlogged.
Watering – This hardy tree can endure a short drought period. But, if it gets too dry, give the tree extra water. They require only a moderate amount of watering for the rest of the year.
Fertilising – Usually, fig trees do not need to be fertilised. However, if you see that its leaves are not developing well, then a little well-balanced fertiliser can be applied. For one tree, only about 220 grams of fertiliser. Be careful not to put too much nitrogen into the soil.
Pruning – This tree is even easier to grow because it requires little to no pruning. Remove dead or diseased branches. Prune late in winter, before new growth begins.
Harvesting – Figs stop ripening when picked, so let the fruit ripen on the tree. As soon as they soften, they are ripe for the picking. Figs can be refridgerated. Eat them fresh, added to salads, or make delicious jams and preserves